GPOD on the Road: Caribbean Gardens

GPOD on the Road: Caribbean Gardens

Hi there, I am Lisa Remby. I’ve shared pictures of my Massachusetts Zone 6b backyard on GPOD earlier than (A New Backyard in Massachusetts). My husband and I not too long ago visited two gardens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a small tropical island in Zone 13 within the Caribbean. The primary, the Botanical Gardens of St. Vincent, is the oldest within the Western Hemisphere, based in 1765 primarily to produce medicinal vegetation to the British navy. Captain Bligh introduced the well-known breadfruit to those botanical gardens, and breadfruit is now a staple of St Vincent’s weight-reduction plan. The second, Montreal Gardens, is the personal backyard of a passionate gardener. The bus journey over the cliffs and hills of St. Vincent to this rainforest backyard was daunting at instances, however I knew it could be definitely worth the drive. The truth is, it was a peaceable journey by way of a lush rainforest with extra flowers and big-leaved vegetation than I may title or depend!

The primary boulevard of the botanical backyard – very park-like in its orientation. There are mountains within the distance, however they have been obscured by clouds at the moment. (The clouds usually go and the solar is shining the subsequent second.)

tree with bright purple flowersjacarandas (Jacaranda mimosifoliaZone 10) dot the property within the São Vicente Botanical Backyard.

close-up of pink cannonball tree blossomAs you’ll count on in any botanical backyard, there are a couple of species of bushes together with palms, pines and deciduous bushes such because the cannon tree. (Couroupita guianensis, Zone 11), which was in bloom throughout our go to. The pollinated flowers produce the fruits that give the cannonball tree its frequent title. Fruit additionally grows on the vines alongside the trunk, not on the branches.

panoramic view of lush tropical islandA panoramic lookout level of St. Vincent on the best way to the Montreal Gardens.

close-up of garden bed with colorful foliage and bright pink flowersA primary have a look at the trailside array of tropical vegetation at Montreal Gardens. Coleus is a extremely popular perennial plant within the Caribbean.

close-up of false birds of paradisepretend birds of paradise (Heliconia, Zone 10), often known as lobster claws, have been current alongside the best way – and there have been different varieties in orange and pink! Simply have a look at the attractive assorted vegetation on the forest ground.

close-up of bright pink and orange tropical flowersHeliconia psittacorum— so vibrant!

close-up of pink red wax apple blossomCrimson wax apple blossom (Syzygium malaccense)– so fairly however messy! See the subsequent picture.

garden path covered in bright rose petalsFlowers falling from pink wax apples – nonetheless lovely.

close-up of beehive ginger conesThat is hive ginger (Zingiber spectabilis, Zone 9), which I had by no means seen earlier than. At first I assumed it was a backyard decoration. Properly I feel it’s!

trumpet angelsThere have been a number of massive angel trumpets (Brugmansia, Zone 9) or trumpet blossom bushes in Montreal Gardens. What a deal with!

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